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The Cookery

Durham, NC View map
4.7 out of 5 rating
44 reviews
$9k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 330 guests

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$9k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 330 guests

Boasting exposed brick walls, distinctive metalwork salvaged from Durham landmarks, a Front Room with ceilings stretching 20 feet high, an outdoor cobblestoned garden and a courtyard, The Cookery's grounds in downtown Durham are the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more.

The Cookery grounds expand over 12,000 sq. ft., and can accommodate seated dinners and wedding ceremonies for up to 330 guests.

Located in the West End neighborhood of Downtown Durham, The Cookery's historic architectural features have a multitude of stories to tell, recounting Durham's rich history and nodding to Bull City's manufacturing and tobacco industrial roots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

330

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Mia Married on 10/01/2022
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    Perfect venue for our wedding!

    We loved our experience with The Cookery for our wedding this fall! We original selected The Cookery because of the ambiance and the many different spaces it offers - and it was even better than expected when we saw each of the distinct spaces (the Garden, the Reception Hall, the Front Room, and Upstairs) come to life on our wedding day. The interior is moody, yet inviting and the exposed brick really shine in candlelight. More than the ambiance, our experience working with the staff at The Cookery and their preferred vendors was incredible. We would highly recommend The Cookery to anyone planning a wedding in the area. It was amazing!
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    Kelsey A. Married on 11/13/2021
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    A beautiful backdrop for our industrial-chic, fall wedding!

    The Cookery provided the perfect venue for our wedding celebration!! We really appreciated the opportunity to have four distinct spaces to flow through for different parts of the evening. We absolutely loved the Durham history that lives in many of the details throughout the building. The space is gorgeous on its own and doesn鈥檛 require much additional decoration. It provided a beautiful backdrop for our industrial-chic, fall wedding and we have received so many compliments about how unique the venue was. Furthermore, the staff at The Cookery was wonderful to work with. They were very communicative, flexible, and accommodating. We would absolutely recommend this venue for those looking to get married in Durham!
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    Michelle F. Married on 03/13/2020
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    Beautiful Venue with Easy Planning

    The Cookery was an incredible venue to have our wedding at! The space is beautiful and versatile - it was awesome to have indoor and outdoor spaces for our guests to spend time in. The planning process was super easy and we had plenty of options to choose from for catering (we went with Durham Catering Co.). Rentals were super easy as well with American Party Rentals. Juli was incredible to work with, and the staff the day of were so professional (shout out to the bartender who gave me straws for my champagne!). 11/10 for our experience here :)
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

Meredith & Jim
24 photos 路 08/28/2021
Lauren & Dave
46 photos 路 05/11/2019
Katie & Jon
33 photos 路 03/30/2019
Ashley & M Montero
179 photos 路 05/05/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Emily Katherine Events Emily Katherine Events Wedding Planners

The Cookery is one of my favorite venues in Durham! Julie and Tammy are both so easy to work with during the planning process, and the space itself has so much beautiful aesthetic. I'm always excited when I get to work with couples at The Cookery!

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1101 W Chapel Hill Street Durham, NC, 27701
919-908-8974
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The Cookery frequently asked questions

The Cookery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Tables
The space offered by The Cookery for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
The Cookery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Cookery offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Cookery offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Cookery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Cookery is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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